The Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has appointed Mr. Beckuochi
Nwawudu, as Special Adviser on economic affairs, according to a Press
Release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Chibuike Onyeukwu.
Other Special Adviser appointed alongside Nwawudu, included Uche Moneke
Special Adviser (Project Monitoring and Evaluation), Oliver Enwerenem –
Special Adviser (Technical and Vocational Education) Chijioke Osuji –
Senior Special Assistant(Food Value Chain & Program Manager)
According to the release, “His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha CON,
has approved the following appointments;
“Dr. Mrs. Uche Moneke Special Adviser (Project Monitoring and
Moneke is an accomplished academic and project management specialist,
with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, M.Sc and Ph.D respectively from
the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) both in project
She is a respected voice in Quality Management and Control, material
management, environmental impact assessment and operations research,
areas that have stood her out in project management excellence.
Presently a lecturer at FUTO, she has previously been Deputy Director
Centre for Research and International Development.
“Mr. Beckuochi Nwawudu – Special Adviser (Economic Affairs)
Nwawudu is a security exchange commission approved financial adviser. He
has training in reputable institutions holding Bachelors of Art and
Masters of Art degrees from Cambridge University and a Masters of
Business Administration from the London Business School, all In the
He has a rich private sector financial career variously working with
First City Merchant Bank and International players such as ING/Barings
and Daiwa Europe. His areas of competence include financial structuring,
macro-economic, investment and financial analysis.
He is vastly experienced in equity fund raising, access acquisition and
advisory in the global market. In this capacity, he has handled billions
of dollars in portfolio management.”
“Hon. Oliver Enwerenem – Special Adviser (Technical and Vocational
Enwerenem, a two term former member of Imo State House of Assembly was
educated at The Polytechnic of Calabar, Imo State University where he
obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) in
Management. His experience is vast with a foundation teaching at the
government Technical College , Owerri.
He has also served on key government committees including membership of
the Presidential Task Force on Procurement and Distribution of
Fertilizer, Imo State Panel on Local Government Electoral Law Reform as
well as Cordinator, Imo State National Poverty Alleviation Program
“Dr. Chijioke Osuji – Senior Special Assistant(Food Value Chain &
Osuji is a renowned expert in Food Science and Technology, a field in
which he holds Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D degrees
“He has served variously as consultant for strategic institutions and
programs such as World Bank , USAID , African Development Bank (AFD),
Golden Guinea breweries , Agro Industry Insurance, amongst others. He
has worked extensively on Rice value Chain programs for the United
Nations – FAO in places such as Malawi, Cote d’ Ivoire, etc.
“A Fellow and former National President of the Nigeria Institute of
Food, Science and Technology (NIFST), Dr. Osuji was formerly a Technical
Adviser to the Honorable Minster of Agriculture.
He is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of
Technology , Owerri (F.U.T.O).”